The Celtics are running out of time to catch Toronto for the No. 1 seed in the East, but the Raptors are definitely hearing footsteps. Boston trailed Toronto by five games March 19, but has now won six straight to tighten up the East race. The two rivals meet for the final time in the regular season Wednesday in Toronto.
C.J. Miles will want to forget what happened Saturday against the Celtics. C.J. Miles picked a bad time to have his worst game in a Toronto Raptors uniform. The Celtics came into Saturday’s heavyweight tilt with the Raptors on a five-game winning streak and only three games back for the top seed in the East.
Marcus Morris had 25 points and nine rebounds before getting ejected in the closing seconds, and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors 110-99 on Saturday night. Jayson Tatum added 24 points, six rebounds and four assists as Boston posted its sixth straight win and moved within two games of Toronto for the top seed in the East. Morris was hit with two and was tossed.
The Celtics closed out the game with a 16-5 run to knock off the Toronto Raptors 110-99. "We got stagnant, missed a couple shots, we started putting them on the line," Toronto's DeMar DeRozan told reporters after the loss.
BOSTON – Marcus Morris had 25 points and nine rebounds before getting ejected in the closing seconds, and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors 110-99 on Saturday night. Jayson Tatum added 24 points, six rebounds and four assists as Boston posted its sixth straight win and moved within two games of Toronto for the top seed in the East.
Following the Celtics' 97-94 win at Utah on Wednesday, Shane Larkin and Terry Rozier did their postgame interview together. It was a fitting image when you consider the impact of losing Kyrie Irving (left knee) for the remainder of the regular season and how the combined efforts of Larkin and Rozier have helped the Celtics get by to the tune of five consecutive wins.
Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey has heard the narrative about the Celtics being short-handed. "I don't buy into all that, they're missing bodies," Casey said. The Raptors (55-20) come in with a three-game lead over the Celtics (52-23) with both teams splitting their two previous meetings this season.
The struggling Sacramento Kings find themselves in the national spotlight and it has nothing to do with another disappointing NBA season in their sparkling new 2-year-old arena. Instead of looking ahead to the draft lottery as they wind down their 12th consecutive losing season, the Kings — like many nationwide — have turned their attention to demonstrators who have joined hand-in-hand on game nights to block entrances to the building. A wave of protests have followed the March 18 fatal shooting by police of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old unarmed black man.
The Celtics claimed they were runner-up to the Warriors for Kevin Durant in 2017 free agency. The Clippers declared themselves third. But Durant says neither Boston nor L.A. came closest without signing him. Durant on The Bill Simmons Podcast, as transcribed
With President Donald Trump renewing his attacks on online retailer Amazon this week, conservatives are directing their ire at another web giant: Netflix. Former Obama administration official Susan Rice is joining the streaming company’s board of directors, Netflix announced Wednesday. The news prompted outrage from conservatives who claim Rice misled the public about the 2012 attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.